Manchester City continued their onslaught in the Premier League as Pep Guardiola’s men were rampant against Huddersfield Town in their second match of the season. Playing for the first time at the Etihad this term, the Citizens looked absolutely unstoppable from the word go and scored 6 against the Terriers as they went to the top of the Premier League table.

Sergio Aguero got the juggernaut on the road, striking in the 25th minute. The Argentine went onto score two more in the 35th and 75th minute to complete his hattrick. Gabriel Jesus and David Silva added to the tally for the Citizens and an own goal for Terrence Kongolo in the 84th minute completed the 6 goal routing of the Terriers. David Wagner’s men managed to pull one back via Jon Gorenc Stankovic but it was too little too late for them.

This is how the Manchester City players are rated from their dominating win against Huddersfield Town.

Ederson: 7

Had no chance of saving the goal he conceded. His long-range assist set up Aguero to open the scoring.

John Stones: 7

Good outing for the Englishman. Didn’t let the opposition strikers surpass him.

Vincent Kompany: 7

Composed in the heart of the defence as ever.

Aymeric Laporte: 6

Cool-headed performance to see off any potential harm from the opposition strikers.

Bernard Mendy: 7

Looked sharp from the word go. Provided the assist for Aguero in the 75th minute to complete the Argentine’s hattrick.

Fernandinho: 7

Another no-nonsense performance by the Brazilian in the defensive midfielder position.

Bernardo Silva: 7

His swift runs opened up gaps in the opposition defence with ease, creating chances for his teammates.

David Silva: 8

Was outstanding in his first game of the season. His subtle twists and turns were too good for the Huddersfield defenders to pick. His impeccable free kick in the 48th minute marked his 250th appearance for City with a goal and eradicated any chance of a fightback from the Terriers.

Ilkay Gundogan: 7

Made good runs and fought for ball possession in the middle of the pitch.

Sergio Aguero: 9

His subtlety in the face of the opposition goal and trickery to bamboozle the opposition was too much for the Huddersfield defenders. Certainly the Man of The Match.

Gabriel Jesus: 7

Great composure and shot making to compliment Aguero up front.


Riyad Mahrez: 6

Made good runs and delivered the ball into dangerous areas.

Leroy Sane: 6

Looked sharp in the little time that he spent on the pitch. His blistering run led to the last goal as Kongolo could not contain it from going in after hitting his shin.

Phil Foden: NA

Played too little to warrant a rating.

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